Articles by: Seema Sharma

Experts: No health risk for majority of people in fourth wave of pandemic

Experts: No health risk for majority of people in fourth wave of pandemic

A sense of complacency has crept in the hearts and minds of people who otherwise have been wary of contracting COVID in the last three years. People are setting out for travel, arranging and participating in social functions and, in a nutshell going about their normal lives. In the meanwhile, speculations are also rife about an impending fourth wave of COVID. Chandrakant Lahariya, vaccines, public policy and[Read More…]

by 13/03/2022 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
Boatmen Pushed to the Brink by Covid in UP

Boatmen Pushed to the Brink by Covid in UP

The economy of the impoverished Mallah or boatmen community living in various villages of Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh (UP) received a major jolt during Covid times. Many are stuck in a non-ending cycle of debt or have lost their precious valuables to local lenders. Majid Mallah of Imrana village told Covid Response Watch, “Covid – 19 shook us completely when markets were[Read More…]

by 01/03/2022 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
Jesse helping Sneha identify the smell and touch of a flower

COVID complicates lives of those afflicted with deaf-blindness

Since it started in early 2020 the COVID pandemic has posed great challenges for many with hearing and visual impairments, particularly children. Talking with the help of hands or facial expression is the most convenient way for a person dealing  with  hearing impairment  to communicate. Even a person with visual impairment    requires support of objects and humans to move around[Read More…]

by 19/02/2022 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch